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BCG Named to Top Simulation Company List
Tue, Sep 15th 2015 09:00 am
For the second straight year, Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) Inc. has been named to Military Training Technology's (MT2) "Top Simulation and Training Companies" List.
Case Study: Adapting Pen and Paper Processes to the Digital World
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 11:05 pm
Recently BCG had the opportunity to help the Emergency Services & Safety Department in Amherst, New York make the transition from their pen and paper record keeping methods to a fully digital, internet-based solution. Particularly BCG helped them to utilize the Erie County's Incident Management Software, DisasterLAN (DLAN), to record information about all of their fire and hazmat responses. The system, which is available to all cities, towns and municipalities for free through Erie County, will allow them to collect all of the needed information on each incident in one secure, common platform.
DisasterLAN Version 9.6 Enhances Mapping for Mobile Responders
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 09:00 am
"DLAN 9.6 focuses on making it simple for mobile emergency managers to do more with their mapping tools. With the addition of driving directions, im-proved mobile markup tools, new measurement tools, and improved per-formance, it has never been easier to work with maps from the field." Tim Masterson -DisasterLAN Product Manager
Case Study: The 20th Annual Ride For Roswell
Thu, Aug 20th 2015 07:00 am
This year BCG follows up with coordinators to see what improvements were made during the second year. Major changes over the past year include the addition of AVL trackers, improvements in configuring the software to meet the event's particular workflow, and additional training.
BCG Donates Software in Support of US Naval Academy
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 09:00 am
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) Inc. has completed a donation of our Enhanced Graphical User Interface (GUI2) simulation software to the United States Naval Academy Foundation in Annapolis, MD for distribution to the Academy's Seamanship and Navigation Department.
DisasterLAN Excels during High Water Exercise in Schoharie County, NY
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 07:00 am
Schoharie put its new DisasterLAN (DLAN) system to the test during a New York State sponsored exercise this spring and found it greatly improved their ability to respond to a disaster.
BCG Releases Desktop Ship Simulator
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 12:00 pm
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) Inc. is pleased to announce the release of a turn-key desktop ship simulator that adds a visual component to BCG's existing line of radar and communication simulation products.
Sheridan College Purchases DisasterLAN System to Help Train Students in Incident Management
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 10:50 am
"...The use of the DLAN package facilitates experiential learning opportunities for our students who will be able to apply their learning through using this cutting-edge software in the classroom and in applied training scenarios. Sheridan's School of Public Safety greatly appreciates the support of BCG and FutureShield in providing the next generation of emergency management practitioners with access to an industry leading software package." - Gary Galbraith - Program Coordinator, Emergency Management & Investigation: Public and Private
DisasterLAN Successfully Implemented by Alberta's Emergency Management Agency
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 07:00 am
BCG is happy to announce that Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) has chosen DLAN as their Emergency Operations Centre Coordination Application!
DisasterLAN version 9.5 is all about automated features that vastly expand your capabilities
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 10:50 am
DisasterLAN (DLAN) 9.5 offers a series of new automated features including auto-draft, auto-snapshot for GIS, automated email and feed filters, and automated bandwidth management. It also includes enhanced support for IPAWS, CAP, and other alerts in Communication Center templates.
Buffalo Computer Graphics hosted a DisasterLAN training for Ride For Roswell Staff this week at our Blasdell Headquarters
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 09:00 am
"Rider safety is our number one priority. With 12 routes spanning 400 miles, 14 jurisdictions, four counties and two countries, it would be impossible to host a safe Ride without an efficient and feasible plan. BCG and DLAN have given us the tools to implement that plan by providing a consistent standard database to operate in. Their involvement has elevated the level and speed of response during the event," said Tom Johnston, Ride For Roswell Operations Manager.
BCG Completes Army C4ISR Delivery
Wed, May 13th 2015 03:00 pm
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) has completed delivery of an upgrade to the US Army's C4ISR Training System located at the Transportation School in Fort Eustis, VA. This upgrade provided modernization and enhanced capabilities for Army personnel training on the use of crypto key loading and device operations to perform encrypted data and voice communication.
Buffalo Computer Graphics Releases DisasterLAN 9.4
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 09:00 am
Tim Masterson, DLAN Product Manager, notes "Our 9.x set of releases this year have truly made a difference for our DLAN customers. Dashboards, responsive web pages, and mobile first tools allow our users to get the very most from their system wherever they are."
Buffalo Computer Graphics Announces Strategic Partnership with Early Alert, Inc. to Provide Emergency Management Consulting and Extreme Weather Services
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 10:00 am
EA will provide a number of extension services in line with BCG's goal of providing a full service incident management solution, including: emergency management consulting; situational awareness and critical decision support services; financial risk management; all hazard incident management support teams (IMST); all hazard training; and extreme weather services. These services, combined with BCG's DisasterLAN (DLAN) software and other emergency management services, will help provide customers with a total incident management solution.
Buffalo Computer Graphics' DisasterLAN System implemented in time for Toronto 2015 Pan American & Parapan American Games (PPAG)
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 08:55 am
With DLAN, the LHINs and their health service providers will be prepared to respond to and recover from any potential planned or unplanned incident during the PPAG. The system will continue to be a useful tool after the event for both day-to-day operations and in the event of a crisis situation.
Buffalo Computer Graphics Releases New Radio Emulations
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 03:00 pm
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) Inc. is pleased to announce that it has created two new radio emulations to be used as part of our Virtual GMDSS suite, or as standalone radio simulators
Buffalo Computer Graphics Announces Strategic Partnership with 2K Emergency Management Systems to Provide Additional Training Options and Subject Matter Expertise
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 08:00 am
BCG has partnered with 2K Emergency Management Systems (2KEMS) to extend its ability to provide additional training options and subject matter expertise.
DisasterLAN's "How-To" Series: #2
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 03:00 pm
The purpose of this document is to guide administrative level DisasterLAN (DLAN) users through the process of configuring and sharing information between DLAN systems. Information that can be shared between systems include: Calls/Tickets, Communication Center messages, Situation Reports (Sit Reps), Agency Reports, Incident Action Plans (IAPs), Reference Library items, and ICS Forms.
Buffalo Computer Graphics' DisasterLAN Version 9.3 Establishes New Standard for Mobile Incident Management
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 09:00 am
DisasterLAN (DLAN) Version 9.3 continues to blaze a path for the mobile incident management worker. Expanding upon DLAN's suite of mobility tools, DLAN users can now easily add and edit tickets from any type of device. Version 9.3 also includes several GIS enhancements including reusable map reports, improved resource and people tracking, and support for Feature Services from ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online.
BCG Delivers Simulation Software to Maritime Training International
Mon, Dec 29th 2014 01:00 pm
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) Inc. has delivered a series of simulation products to Maritime Training International (MTI), in Jacksonville, FL. MTI contacted BCG earlier this year and opened discussions to add simulation capabilities to their existing inventory of maritime training resources.
Buffalo Computer Graphics partners with Lithos Robotics to offer customer's access to live streaming video directly from disaster sites
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 09:00 am
Allen Mann, President of Lithos Robotics Corporation, notes "Viewing real-time video from quick deploy cameras and robots, placed directly at the heart of a disaster, will be a great aid to decision makers in an emergency."
BCG Delivers Upgrades to Long Time Customers
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 08:00 am
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) Inc. has recently delivered two upgrades to long time BCG customers: Columbia Pacific Maritime in Portland OR and The River School in Memphis TN.
Incident Management Software: Current and Future Use
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 08:00 am
Incident/Emergency Management Software can improve how emergency managers plan for, respond to, recover from, and try to mitigate incidents in their communities. Most emergency managers use one or more software products to perform both routine and incident-specific tasks. Some use a hodge-podge set of software products not specifically designed for incident response, such as using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to keep track of resources. Others have developed dedicated in-house solutions specifically tailored to their workflow requirements. Whereas still others have chosen one of the many Complete-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) incident management software solutions available on the market. In order to delve into these topics a survey was distributed to the emergency management community through the Disaster Resource Guide. In total 466 participants filled out all or part of the survey. The results of the survey point to the diversity of the emergency management community when it comes to their thoughts on emergency management software. The study particularly focuses on the increasing importance of integration with social media, the use of mobile devices in the field, opinions on cloud based solutions, training and exercise options, integration of the software into daily operations, interoperability issues, and important factors and deterrents for purchasing and utilizing emergency management software.
Keep your staff better informed with Buffalo Computer Graphics' DisasterLAN Version 9.2
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 10:00 am
DLAN Product Manager, Tim Masterson, notes "Planning, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation often require emergency management staff to make decisions in the field. DLAN's new mobile enhancements give responders the tools they need to stay informed wherever they are."
Buffalo Computer Graphics' Awarded GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 09:00 am
Buffalo Computer Graphics' GSA Contract number is GS-35F-531BA and the contract period runs from 9/24/2014 through 9/23/2019. The applicable SIN numbers on Schedule 70 are 132-33 (Perpetual Software License) and 132-34 (Maintenance of Software).
BCG Awarded Upgrade Contract for Fort Eustis
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 11:00 am
The US Army has awarded Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) a contract to upgrade and modernize various existing simulation systems installed at the Transportation School in Fort Eustis, VA.
DisasterLAN's Status Board "How-To" Series: #1
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 01:20 pm
This paper will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create social media status boards within DLAN. It uses the recent global Ebola outbreak as a model use case. The final Status Board can be used to monitor relevant and accredited social media accounts related to the Ebola outbreak.
BCG Awarded Coast Guard Support Contract
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 10:00 am
The United States Coast Guard's Command, Control and Communications Engineering Center (C3CEN Portsmouth, VA) has awarded Buffalo Computer Graphics a new one year contract for engineering support.
BCG Awarded Multiple NAWC-TSD Contracts
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 12:00 pm
Naval Air Warfare Center - Training Systems Division (Orlando, FL) has issued Buffalo Computer Graphics, a Veteran Owned Small Business, three separate contracts to support Navy training efforts
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) Expands Canadian Presence with Help from FutureShield
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 09:00 am
Cynthia Weeden, President of FutureShield, notes "For the past 9 years I have implemented a variety of EOC solutions for critical infrastructure and government customers. When introduced to DLAN by BCG, it was immediately obvious that they had leapfrogged other technology available on the market."
Small Staff Benefits from Buffalo Computer Graphics' Emergency Management Communication Toolset
Tue, Oct 7th 2014 09:00 am
Michael Hartzel, Director of the Office of Emergency Services for Schoharie County notes, "DLAN is instrumental in providing a Common Operating Picture (COP) for the First Responders, Governmental Leaders, Highway Supervisors and School Superintendents in Schoharie County."
How to Create a Safe and Successful Major Event using Incident Management Software: White Paper
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 10:15 am
This paper is meant to showcase how Incident Management Software can help event coordinators manage logistical and safety issues that arise during major events. It uses the 19th Annual Ride For Roswell as an example of the successful implementation of Incident Management Software, as well as detailing lessons learned from the event and suggestions for best practices.